dispatch case
noun Date: circa 1918 a case for carrying papers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dispatch-case — diˈspatch case noun [countable] OFFICE a flat case with a handle used to carry papers, books etc; = BRIEFCASE …   Financial and business terms

  • dispatch case — UK US noun [C] WORKPLACE ► a thin rectangular case, used especially for carrying business documents → Compare BRIEFCASE(Cf. ↑briefcase) …   Financial and business terms

  • dispatch case — dispatch′ case n. attaché case • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • dispatch case — noun case consisting of an oblong container (usually having a lock) for carrying dispatches or other valuables • Syn: ↑dispatch box • Hypernyms: ↑case * * * noun see dispatch box * * * dispatch box or dispatch case …   Useful english dictionary

  • dispatch case. — See attaché case. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • dispatch case. — See attaché case. [1915 20] …   Useful english dictionary

  • dispatch case — /dəsˈpætʃ keɪs/ (say duhs pach kays) noun → briefcase …   Australian English dictionary

  • dispatch box — noun case consisting of an oblong container (usually having a lock) for carrying dispatches or other valuables • Syn: ↑dispatch case • Hypernyms: ↑case …   Useful english dictionary

  • dispatch box — noun 1》 (also dispatch case) chiefly Brit. a container for state or military dispatches. 2》 (the Dispatch Box) a box in the House of Commons next to which ministers stand when speaking …   English new terms dictionary

  • Dispatch box — A dispatch box, or despatch box, is a box for holding official papers and transporting them from place to place.In the United Kingdom such boxes, looking roughly like briefcases, are traditionally red, bear the monogram of the sovereign, and are… …   Wikipedia

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